Energy, commitment and passion were the qualities that motivated Ramar founder Ray Marchand to start a new career at 43, after serving 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. While many would have been content to retire, Ray took his life savings, energy and passion to become the true essence of an entrepreneur. Home building and the pursuit of excellence were in his blood.
In 1985, Ramar Construction was created and those who bought into Ray’s mission would soon realize the stamina that would be required to work alongside him. During the initial years, framing, cleaning, bookkeeping and selling were all part of what was demanded of Ray. Working tirelessly and reinvesting diligently, Ray expected responsive service and exceptional value to be delivered to his homeowners. His vision resulted in what would become the premier builder of single family homes in Atlantic Canada. Being second best to anyone was never a consideration. Whatever it was that drew him to the construction and development industry, it was his pride in his company that resulted in what we enjoy today. A consistent and well-known leader in his field, Ray’s accomplishments included his 48th place ranking in Atlantic Canada’s Top 101 companies, being named as Builder of the Year 2004, finalist as Entrepreneur of the Year 2005, and a lifetime achievement award presented by Nova Scotia Homebuilders Association. Ray’s stellar career with Coldwell Banker earned him numerous awards including being recognized as the top agent for units sold internationally among 3,600 offices, the first time ever that a Canadian had surpassed the efforts of more than 100,000 Coldwell Banker sales professionals worldwide. Ray’s leadership by example, his dedication hard work and his highest regard for homeowners is a legacy inherited by everyone who works for him. The benchmark he expects us to achieve is epic and we rise to that challenge with every project we embark on.